A banner season on the ice has been just as successful off it for Jordan Carroll of the Sudbury Cubs and former Soo Greyhound, who has been named the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Scholastic Player of the Year.
With the honour comes a $ 1,000 scholarship on behalf of Royal Bank of Canada to help defer costs of a post-secondary education.
Carroll also becomes the NOJHL’s nominee for the Hockey Canada/Canadian Jr. Hockey League RBC scholastic player of the year award, which will be announced during the upcoming Royal Bank Cup in Humboldt, Sask. That recipient will receive a $ 5,000 scholarship.
A first-year student in the health and physical education program at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Carroll’s prowess in the class room mirrored that of his efforts on the ice.
Earlier the five-foot-nine, 180-pound Cub’s forward was named winner of the Carlo Cattarello Trophy, which is presented annually to the NOJHL’s most valuable player. He will also serve as the league’s nominee for the CJHL player of the year.
Carroll, a league first team all-star, paced all skaters in the NOJHL this season registering an impressive 136 points on 70 goals and 66 assists while only being held off the score sheet once in 50 regular season contests.
His tally total was the most of any player in the entire CJHL and he was also second overall in total points. Carroll’s offensive output was the most the NOJHL has seen in 20 years since John Stos racked up 173 points for the Rayside-Balfour Canadians in 1991-92, including 67 tallies.
That campaign two decades ago marked the most goals any skater in the NOJHL has scored since Carroll this season when Mike Dore lit the lamp 77 times in 44 games for Rayside-Balfour.